This interdisciplinary symposium will outline the history of uranium processing and remediation at the Fernald site. Presenters will discuss the role of medical monitoring as a remedy in litigation concerning environmental health hazards. Presenters will describe the 18-year Fernald medical monitoring program, health outcomes, perceived benefits and risk communication. Researchers will also talk about increased opportunities for new knowledge when data and biospecimens are shared and the accompanying stewardship responsibilities. Community adovocacy and outreach will also be addressed.
The symposium will include afternoon topic breakout sessions and morning keynote addresses from Johnny Reisling of the U.S. Department of Energy; Robert Wones, medical director for the Fernald Medical Monitoring Program and vice president of medical affairs at UC Health University Hospital; and Greta Lee Splansky, of Boston University.